Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

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Nashville, TN 37212
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Clarksville, TN 37040

Knox Juvenile Court Facility Revamp Completed

The ribbon formally was cut yesterday for the expanded Carey E. Garrett Juvenile Court Building in Knoxville, Knoxnews reports. The 8,926-square-foot project cost nearly $4 million — more than $600,000 over the original budgeted amount. It includes four new courtrooms, mediation rooms, holding cells, an enclosed sally port for law enforcement vehicles and expanded space for the clerk’s office. The building will now serve as the central location where all matters pertaining to juvenile justice and child support services in Knox County will be handled.

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Judge Philyaw Not Reappointing 2 Magistrates

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw said he is not reappointing two of six court magistrates, Chattanoogan.com reports. Leaving their posts will be Emma Andrews, who has been a magistrate for 16 years, and Elizabeth Gentzler, a magistrate for four years. Both handled child support and parentage cases at the Child Support Division. Philyaw described his actions saying, “The magistrates serve at the pleasure of the judge. Coming into a new term, it has been decided to not reappoint these two ...” Philyaw also said a replacement for Andrews has been chosen, but he is not yet ready to announce the name.

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